a majority (one-half plus one)

Reply Sun 17 Nov, 2019 06:00 am
Does "one-half plus one" mean "more than 50%"? "Plus one" is not clear to me.


The formal political-science term is "single-member district, plurality election." Each district or constituency (CE: riding) elects only one person, and the candidate with the largest number of votes wins, even if it's not a majority (one-half plus one) of all of the votes cast.

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Reply Sun 17 Nov, 2019 10:00 am
Yes. In the sentence, "one-half plus one" means more than 50% by one vote, i.e. one-half of the votes plus one vote.
Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2019 06:54 am
Thank you.
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